UPDATE: Amazing footage has emerged of the raging inferno that completely destroyed a car near the top of the Toowoomba Range.

Paula Gray was stopped just 50 metres from the minivan when it burst into flames.

The five workers travelling in the vehicle escaped as the engine became engulfed in flames.

UPDATE: A driver and his passengers are lucky to be alive after their minivan burst into flames at the top of the Toowoomba Range.

The five workers were forced to make a quick escape as the vehicle's engine became engulfed in flames at the top of the up section of the range.

Fire crews arrived on scene at 3.30pm and battled to extinguish the blaze with leaking fuel threatening nearby vehicles.

The incident completely closed the up section of the range for nearly 35 minutes as emergency services cleared the area.

A car on fire near the top of the Toowoomba Range.
A car on fire near the top of the Toowoomba Range. Daniel Colman
The driver and his passengers escaped without injury.

Traffic has reopened in both directions.

BREAKING: A car fire has caused major traffic congestion near the top of the Toowoomba Range.

The fire broke out about 3.40pm at the top of the up-section.

Emergency services have extinguished the fire.

Both the up and down-sections have been reduced to one lane.

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Firefighters douse the smouldering wreckage left after a minivan was destroyed by fire near the top of the Toowoomba Range.
Firefighters douse the smouldering wreckage left after a minivan was destroyed by fire near the top of the Toowoomba Range.

Traffic is moving slowly down the Range as the burnt out wreckage is removed from the road.

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